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How to Design Inclusive Social Protection Systems

The policy guide sets out a step-by-step process of extending coverage in order to realise the right to social security for all, citing a number of examples including Nepal, a low-income nation that introduced an old age pension for everyone aged 75 years and over and a scheme for widows aged 60 years. “Over time coverage has been expanded. The age of eligibility of the old age pension has been reduced to 70 years [and a] disability benefit is now universal.”

It is one of four new e-learning guides to be featured in a UNESCAP online Social Protection ‘Toolbox’ to support countries to understand the role of social protection in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and to assist them to build knowledge and capacity.